Social Musings

Like many of Cahill's smaller works this piece was initially created whilst commuting to work. The artist enjoys nothing better than resting a sketchbook sneakily on his lap whilst on the tube, allowing him to capture the fleeting moments and personalities that unknowingly pass by. These characters are unaware that they are the focus of Cahill's interest and have no idea that they are loving taken back to his studio where he elaborates and decorates the everyday moment he observed.

The decorative pieces show links to Cahills interest in folk and primitive art forms. Cahill uses fleeting moments as starting points to create new modern day narratives told through a traditional language during a time of great technological accessibility.